Michael A.

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Prepclass Tutor Since: July 2017

My name is Michael, I am a graduate of Mathematics from the Delta State University. Over the years, I have taught Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry to both Junior and Senior Secondary School Students.

My biggest priority as a Mathematics and Science teacher is to make learning rewarding. Studying is stressful, so the point of teaching is to ease that feeling by building confidence, trust and optimism.

My take is this: it is entirely possible to be relaxed, enjoy sessions and make maximum progress all at the same time.

I like to keep my students stimulated and engaged, so I often switch between more grueling exercises and more relaxed tasks, which stretches them beyond the syllabus. Every few sessions, I will set a mini test, from which I can see whether the student has absorbed the previous weeks' information. If they are working towards an exam, we will undertake regular revision using past papers and replica questions. 

I am results focused, but also believe the process of learning and widening a student's horizons in a given subject, is paramount to their education. This is most crucial for older students in the years immediately preceding their applications to University - I encourage the student to look beyond their syllabus, to deepen their knowledge of the subjects that most interest and inspire them.


Experience
  • Professional Mathematics Tutor
    Jul 2017 - Present

    Tutor Prepclass ng Ltd

    I usually begin with a preliminary assessment to better understand the student's strengths and weaknesses in a given area. This is not a gruelling task, but something fun and engaging, which allows me to better assess how the student thinks/articulates. I will also check the student has a grasp of the basic minutiae of their syllabus, particularly if working towards an entrance exam. I will then tailor a program to their needs, which I may adjust in future sessions depending on their progress.

Education
  • B.Sc Mathematics
    Nov 2010 - Oct 2014

    Delta State University, Abraka